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Motor seminars, speakers and a trade show highlight EASA Ontario’s January meeting

Toronto, ON -- The Ontario Chapter of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) annual general meeting and product exhibition trade show will take place at the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto, Jan. 18-19, 2013, reports chapter president...


Toronto, ON — The Ontario Chapter of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) annual general meeting and product exhibition trade show will take place at the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto, Jan. 18-19, 2013, reports chapter president Anthony Lekkas of Stanford Electric.

The EASA Trade Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., and again on Saturday, Jan. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Tabletop product exhibition spaces can be reserved with Steve Coleman of Regal Beloit, tel. 416-704-2500, e-mail steve.coleman@regalbeloit.com, no later than Dec. 17, 2012.

A buffet lunch also is available on the 19th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The association’s annual general meeting will take place on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with EASA’s international chairman, Bill Gray as a guest speaker. The session also will include a presentation by Judy Suke called Let laughter Lighten The Load.

The event wraps up on evening of the 19th with a cocktail reception and a dinner/dance ($75) featuring the group New Hollywood.

The two-day event also will feature two technical seminars. Fundamentals of DC Motors will be presented by EASA International senior technical support specialist Tom Bishop, P.E., on Friday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The next day, on Saturday, Jan. 19, Bishop will present AC Motor Redesign, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Bishop joined the EASA staff in 2002 with over 30 years of hands-on and engineering experience at electrical machinery manufacturing and apparatus service firms. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer.

The Fundamentals of DC Motors one-day seminar will cover DC machine theory and operation, as well as repair tips. The theory portion is structured so that it can be grasped by entry-level personnel, while the overall material is in-depth enough that those with 30 years of experience or more will benefit.

The AC Motor Redesign half-day seminar begins with a brief review of AC motor theory and operation that includes flux pattern, types of losses, NEMA design designations and test procedures. It also covers design considerations for slip-ring and synchronous motors, requirements for reduced starting voltage, and formulas for redesigning single-phase and poly-phase AC equipment. To ensure a thorough, working knowledge of the subject, students will practice solving design problems for each possible change that can be made in the rating of an AC motor.

The registration fee for both courses is $150.00 per member, or $250.00 per non-member, which includes lunches and coffee breaks.

To register for the meeting or the seminars, contact Gerald O’Reilly, treasurer, EASA Ontario Chapter, c/o Lafert NA, tel. 905-629-1939, e-mail goreilly@lafertna.com, no later than Jan. 8, 2013. Hotel reservations should be made by Dec. 18, 2012.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.easaontario.ca/